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>> months of campaigning has finally come to a head in battleground virginia. >> the polls show republican rob mcdonnell with a healthy lead, but neither of them showed signs of slowing down today. >> pulls an arlington, they're hoping to make a difference in this high-stakes governor's race. after a long and hard fought campaign -- >> the end is in sight. >> creigh deeds and rob mcdonnell voted today. despite being down, the democrat believes that the prognosticating means nothing on election day. >> the people that show up today are going to be making the decision, and that is the only
poll that counts. >> eye care nothing about poll numbers. i am making a choice on principle. >> the only one that matters is the one that finishes at 7:00 tonight. it will be a tremendous honor to serve as the governor of virginia. >> he campaigned near his childhood home and is already planning his next move. >> i will push for the things i campaigned on. it keeping taxes and regulation low. >> and one die-hard republican believes that he will win for one primary reason. >> i think jobs is probably the key thing. the economy is the big issue in the country. our national administration has done all the wrong things. >> the candidates will hoping -- to be open the have a celebration tonight.
it has reportedly been spotty throughout the state. this precincts has been very strong and steady throughout the day. >> the other governors races in the garden state with john corzine seeking reelection in a tight race against republican chris christie. a phone messages going out to voters, and a third-party candidate will influencehe way -- the race by taking votes away from the leading candidates. at the election in the twenty third congressional district also have national implications. we will be watching this close race. the republican candidate put a twist in race after dropping out and supporting the democrat.
we will be monitoring local and national elections all my long tonight. to check results throughout the evening, go to wjla.com. house republicans have produced preliminary paperwork on the health care bill that is different. the republican draft as 230 pages compared to the 1900 page bill the democrats. the republican version does not require people to buy insurance and does not prohibit insurance companies from denying coverage because of pre-existing medical conditions. it will also allow health insurance to be sold across state lines. it is just a draft they say, still making changes. for the latest on the swine flu pandemic, the white house is dispelling rumors that guantanamo bay detainees are receiving h1n1 vaccinations. robert gibbs says that no vaccines are at the naval base and not on the way. critics objected to reports
about a inoculation saying that civilians were raiding in line -- waiting in line behind terror suspects. u.s. health officials say that americans do not have to worry about the safety of the swine flu vaccine. tests on millions of people who received the vaccine show that it is both safe and effective. nearly 32 million additional voices are ready to be shipped -- and vaccines are ready to be shipped. at maryland is taking a big brother approach to try to keep everybody healthy in hospitals. >> the new initiative was announced today at a training is under way. it is paid for in part by stimulus money and getting praise from the cdc. it operates on the idea that people will follow the rules of the thing that someone else is watching. >> we estimate the average
nurse watchers predict washes their hands 150 times a day. -- the average nursing washes her hands -- washes their hands 150 times a day. [unintelligible] >> for good reason, the department of health and human serves says that millions of infections resulted in 99,000 deaths in 2002 alone. >> hand hygiene prevents health care infection. >> it is good, but not with the consistency that we are asking for. >> maryland will become the first state in the nation to implement and hygiene initiative that will include an element of big brother. secret shoppers monitor their colleagues to see if there washing their hands when they are supposed to. >> it will have a halo effect. if i am being monitored are
measured, it increases the visibility in the value of what we're trying to accomplish. >> the secret shoppers will share results with hospital so they can meet best practices. the program is set to begin january 1. to local teenagers found that, people calling at 8 suicide pact. >> [unintelligible] >> it large portion of the viewing area under a frost advisory. we will tell you who is involved when a means for early morning wake-up.
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patrick's father found the bodies. bernie madoff pleaded guilty to fraud charges, but he did not know that he was riding a ponzi scheme -- running a ponzi scheme. he said if he had known about a scam, he would not have invested with madoff. he is out on bond and will be sentenced next year. it to of the big three auto makers are showing signs of recovery -- two of the big three auto makers are showing signs of recovery. sales in october were up. sales of october were 21% bter than in september. however, chrysler sales were down 30% from a year ago even with the rise in september.
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he had been distributing bread to the needy using personal retirement funds. >> [unintelligible] >> mr. woodson says that he asked the mayor for help. when we asked the mayor for help, he said he did not know about this group. >> keep an eye out for 50 newspeak cameras coming to a school zone and perhaps near you. the county council approved the new cameras to be installed over the next 18 months. drivers will have a 30 day grace period, but after that, expect a ticket in the mail. she started the day with the meeting with president obama who thanked her and the german troops for their help and sacrifice in afghanistan. there, she became the first german chancellor to address a joint meeting of congress.
in the senate environment and public works committee took up the global warming debate, but there were some empty seats in the committee room. the republicans on the committee boycotted today's's meeting. they wanted information from the epa and the cbo. republicans are trying to stall the legislation. what about the warming around here? >> is going to go the other way. a nice day to day and a 60's. as skies cleared, frost is going to be pretty widespread in the morning. it is early november, not unusual for this time of year. let's check out some numbers and where the frost advisories' are. this is how widespread they are. parts of new jersey and pennsylvania will have a freeze warning. frost advisory's are in effect.
after some daytime highs in the 60's. billy at 56 -- to come apart still at 9 miles per hour. very low due points compared to the temperatures indicating how far down the mercury may go before sons -- sunrise. 67 and 43, the average high 42. the normal low, 43. a little above on that side. we will give you the names of the county's and jurisdictions. the frost advisory will go in effect from 1:00 a.m. until 7:00 a.m. tomorrow morning. everybody west and north of the potomac under the frost advisory tomorrow morning.
temperatures, the colors on the map indicating how far west ago, you get into cooler numbers. there is actually another cold front forming out there. we will keep an eye on it and kee-- it will be a combination f clearing skies and a diminishing winds. it sets the stage for the frost in the morning. lots of sunshine tomorrow. the cold front will come through with a few sprinkles possible early in the morning. it will become breezy late thursday and friday. up and down the east coast, looked terrific. sunshine, some fair weather clouds. the next front is on the move. there'll be some showers, but it will not be long lasting or heavy. just some light rain moving through. it will be a bit chilly.
32-43 in the morning with frost, 45 in the afternoon. chile on friday, but check out the weekend. upper 50's on saturday. mid 60's on sunday. the toyota sports desk, brought to you by your local toyota dealer. moving a forward. >> what did dan snyder have to say for himself today? >> it is very rare that he does this during the season. this town has been relentless of his -- of its criticism of dan snyder. tshirt censorship, jim zorne -- he showed up for a charitable event, and after, they maintain that they will maintain eight football fields. he finally turned to the cameras
and said that the redskins have let everybody down. >> i feel bad for the fans. i feel sorry for the fans. we're very appreciative of our loyal fan base, and we el terrible. we are disappointed, embarrassed, and we hope to get it going soon. we are disappointed. >> the cat's head coach said that he hopes that alex will not be sidelined more than two weeks. he was injured in columbus on sunday and had an mri done yesterday. the team called the injury and upper body strength, and i am not sure what that means. they don't want to talk about it. he will miss at least three games. >> offensively, you can't rely on one guy. you're taking a guy from or line up. there is no getting around it that we will miss him.
>> the wizards are to-one, off to a great start. -- 2 and 1, off to a great start . >> the cavaliers are forced to be reckoned with, but we are, too. right now, we're taking it one game at a time. >> the d.c. the saints game last night? they're so good right now, they can't even beat themselves. they overcame four turnovers. they stayed perfect, 7-0. despite the turnovers, a great time for the big easy down a new orleans. the phillies started the elimination against the yankees, sending the series back to new york to end the season. they jumped into the history books. he now has five for the series
with tying reggie jackson's record. it gave the phillies lead for good. he was not as good as game 2, but kept the yanks on their heels for most of the night. pedro martinez will go for philadelphia. there's a lot of chatter about the nationals looking to the head coach and former yankee great don mattingly as a manager for next season. they will talk with the former gm and they said they have denied permission. that will be fun. the wrong uniform. >> like dan snyder is in the house. democrats have gone through some any deadlines to get health care reform done this year that insiders are increasingly skeptical. we have the political live polls and the latest on the timeline.
as you know, the phillies won last night to keep the world series going. >> if you open up the enquirer today, you would of thought they won the series. they won a big macy's ad, congratutions phillies, back- to-back champs. advertisers usually have added ago nomadic -- and no matter the outcome of the game. this was obviously published a bit early as a mistake. remember harry truman holding up the headline? [laughter] >> they did not even wait for the election. >> i remember that from the history books. let's take a look at our front advisory. at 10 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. in northwestern washington. temperatures in the 30's by morning. next seven days will show a nice warm up with net of 50's tomorrow.